Appendix IV - Flight Training - General


Certified Flight Schools Flight Training Operators SAS Operators
  specialized training facilities (for example, Flight Safety International) training of pilots included, regardless of whether they are employed by that operator
all training authorized under a certificate; see Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR) 406.02; Federal Aviation Regulation 141.11 (141.57); and the Ley de Aviación Civil, art. 39, and Reglamento de Escuelas Técnicas de Aeronáutica (11-X-1951) agricultural licence (DGAC) type rating
recreational* seaplane rating currency requirements
private - aeroplane and helicopter* multi-engine rating  
commercial - aeroplane and helicopter* type rating  
flight instructor rating - aeroplane and helicopter* instrument rating  
night flying privileges - aeroplane and helicopter* airline transport pilot licence  
  currency requirements  

Note:

  • asterisk, that must be conducted under the authority of a certified flight school.
  • The flight training listed in the second column may be conducted by certified flight schools or by instructors operating under the authority of a flight training operator.
  • The flight training listed in the third column may be conducted by an instructor operating under the authority of an SAS under NAFTA for that type of SAS operation.
Additional Pilot-Instructor Qualifications

Night Training in Mexico

  • A Canadian instructor must hold an instrument rating.
  • A United States instructor must hold a certified flight instructor - instrument (CFII) rating.

Seaplane Training

  • Canada requires instructors from Mexico and the United States to have 50 hours flight time on seaplanes.

VFR Over-the-Top (VFR OTT) Training in Canada

  • A United States instructor must hold a CFII rating.
  • A Mexican instructor must hold an instrument rating.

Aerobatics Training in Canada

  • Instructors certified in Mexico and the United States who wish to teach aerobatics must hold a Canadian authorization.

Aerobatics Training in Mexico

  • Canadian instructors wishing to teach aerobatics must hold a special permit and/or auhorization.

Training for a Flight Instructor Rating - Aerobatics in Canada

  • Instructors certified in Mexico and the United States who wish to conduct training for a flight instructor rating - aeroplane - aerobatics must hold a Canadian authorization.

Flight Training for an Instructor Rating - Aeroplane or Helicopter

  • In Canada, TCCA requires instructors from Mexico and the United States to have 750 hours' flight instruction in the category (600 hours' dual flight instruction for a civil pilot licence) and have recommended 10 applicants for the private, commercial or recreational pilot permit (RPP) flight test (maximum 3 for the RPP). Instructors from the United States must take an evaluation flight.
  • In Mexico, the DGAC requires American instructors to have 3 years' experience as a flight instructor, 350 hours' flight time in the category and class (150 hours in the aircraft), 30 hours as pilot-in-command in the preceding two months, a written examination and a flight test.
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